Chemical Peel Treatment: What You Need To Know

Are you sick of your skin showing sun damage, acne and fine lines that reveal your age before you’re ready to? There may be a procedure that can help all of these ailments and more, you just have to make an appointment with your dermatologist!

Chemical peel treatments were developed to increase the appearance of a person’s skin. While the process may sound intimidating, chemical peels are common dermatological procedures that can give you the smoother, younger-looking skin you’re after. Most people have chemical peels done on their faces, but you can also get a peel on your neck and hands.

What Do Chemical Peels Treat?

When there is talk of a chemical peel, most assume it is used to reduce fine lines and promote anti-aging, however there is so much more this procedure can do. It can also reduce the appearance of mild scars, age spots, freckles and dark patches, and it can treat sun damaged skin and some acne cases. In addition, a chemical peel treatment can make your skin look younger and feel better overall.

Chemical Peel Procedure

The idea of a chemical peel can seem scary, but once you see the process from start to finish you realize it is not that bad. The procedure is completed at your doctor’s office or an outpatient surgery center, allowing you to go home right when it is over. The medical professional completing your procedure will first begin with thoroughly cleaning the area the peel will be applied to. Then he or she will apply the chemical solutions, creating a controlled wound. This allows for the top layer of skin to peel off and reveal a fresh new layer underneath.

Peeling

After the procedure, your skin will start to peel off – similar to what happens when you get a sunburn. The peeling will last three to seven days and includes skin redness, and sometimes swelling and blisters. Depending on the peel, you may need to wear bandages to protect the skin that was treated.

If you’re looking to freshen your face without going under the knife, a chemical peel may be the right option for you. If you want to know more about chemical peels or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 561.750.0544.

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